November 02, 2007
2008 Topps Baseball
So I'm a week late on this, but it looks like the moratorium on all baseball-related announcements during the World Series didn't apply to baseball cards. After reading what everybody else has had to say on this, it looks like I'll be in the singular on this when I say that the design doesn't do much for me.
It seems that Topps is big on borders lately, be they black (like 2007) or white (like 2008), and it's not doing it for me. They've always had a border of some sort, but so thick? What's the point of that? It just makes me think that their designers couldn't come up with enough to fill the space. I'm also not a big fan of making the Topps logo a focal point of the card. They could just as easily have moved the circus circle type down a bit and moved the logo to a corner.
You know, I see what they're doing here. This is a throwback, old school/new school design aimed at bridging gaps between my generation of collectors and kids today. But the sets it's referencing, the 1986's and the 1988's, they had thin borders (by comparison). Also, what's up with the foil name?
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